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Education: Copyright Information

Resources for students and faculty in Education

Copyright and royalty-free image websites

Public Domain Pictures

Copyright Free Photos


Flikr Creative Commons

Creative Commons website

Public Domain Photos
(Be sure to scroll past the Google ads to get to the free images)

Environmental Education Station

PD Photo
(Click on Find)

Google Images
(Add the terms "copyright free" to your search--even then, not all will be free)

Wikimedia Commons

Public domain and copyright-free audio websites

Fair Use and Permissions

Media Services cannot duplicate copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder, except under the limited scope of Fair Use. If you have questions about fair use of media, or need information about obtaining permission to use or duplicate, please contact Judith Howard.

This article explores the copyright issues surrounding student use of media when creating multimedia projects.

McGrail, E, & McGrail, J. P. (2010). Copying right and copying wrong with web 2.0 tools in the teacher education and communications classrooms. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education10(3). Retrieved from

Copyright and Fair Use Guide

Augustana ITS Policy Website

Ask an Augie Librarian

Library collection--Music & sound effects on CD

BBC Sounds Effects Library
   A 40-CD collection of sound effects

Extreme Music Library (from Films for the Humanities)
   2 12-CD collections of original
   compositions for use as backgrounds in
   film or video productions